Sunderland North

Sunderland North

9North Sunderland is mainly urban in nature. It has less greenspace than other areas of the city but the quality of its natural and semi-natural greenspace is high. There are eight formal and country parks in this area.

The natural heritage and leisure facilities promote cultural and health opportunities and are well-used by local people.

Our top six priorities are:

  1. Mental health and wellbeing
  2. Alcohol consumption
  3. Smoking
  4. Sexual health
  5. Cancer
  6. Breastfeeding/childhood obesity/adult obesity



Our team for Sunderland North

Dr Val Taylor

Dr Valerie Taylor

Sunderland North locality GP lead and Executive GP

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Valerie has been a GP in Sunderland since July 2004, and is currently working at a practice in the Coalfields. She was elected to the role of Executive GP in January 2013, becoming the Clinical Vice Chair in July 2014. She was involved in the CCG since early 2012 as clinical lead for musculoskeletal problems, and is now the Executive GP Lead for this clinical programme. Her main role as Executive GP is as a member of the Out of Hospital Board, which leads on several development programmes including Community Integrated Teams, Healthcare in Care Homes and the Intermediate Care Hub.

PM Wendy Page

Wendy Page

Sunderland North locality practice manager

Judith Hamilton

Judith Hamilton

Sunderland North locality practice nurse

Ruth Frostwick

Ruth Frostwick

Locality Commissioning Manager - North Sunderland